Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean About the Shows We Can't Stop Watching

Paperback | April 13, 2010

byAnna David

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Top Chef. America’s Next Top Model. Survivor. Dancing with the Stars. American Idol. Big Brother. The Biggest Loser… Everyone has a guilty reality television pleasure. Curated by Party Girl author Anna David, Reality Matters is a collection of hilarious yet revealing essays from novelists, essayists, and journalists—including Toby Young, Neil Strauss, and Stacey Grenrock Woods, among many others—about the reality television shows they love, obsess over, and cringe at; and why they, and America, can’t stop watching.

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Top Chef. America’s Next Top Model. Survivor. Dancing with the Stars. American Idol. Big Brother. The Biggest Loser… Everyone has a guilty reality television pleasure. Curated by Party Girl author Anna David, Reality Matters is a collection of hilarious yet revealing essays from novelists, essayists, and journalists—including Toby Youn...

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Reality television is the ultimate guilty pleasure -- a nonstop parade of cast members and scenarios that make fictional ones seem downright dull. Increasingly absurd challenges, hair-yanking catfights, and hot tub makeouts dripping with yet-to-be-acknowledged regret are only part of its appeal.In this collection of wry and moving essa...

Anna David is the author of the novelsParty GirlandBought, and the editor of the anthologyReality Matters. She has written for theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times,Redbook,Details, and many other publications. She has appeared on national television programs includingToday,Hannity, and CNN’sShowbiz Tonight.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006176664X

ISBN - 13:9780061766640

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“A brilliant compilation.”